There were 388 head yarded at Stariha Auctions Laidley cattle sale on Thursday. Competition was very strong for all descriptions, with the market showing an increase due to good widespread rain.
Greenacres Caravan Park, Capalaba, sold a Charbray bull for $2100 and feeder steers for $2040. Barbara Jensen, Lockyer Waters, sold Droughtmaster cows for $2020 and feeder steers for $1965 and $1745. Allan Richter, Toogoolawah, sold Brahman cows for $1980, 15-month-old steers for $1730, $1610 and $1600, and Charbray cows and calves for $2400.
Tony Collins, Anduramba, sold Charbray cows for $1750 and $1500 and six to seven-month-old Charbray heifers for $1210. Bruce and Karen Peel, Laidley, sold a line of Bazadais cows for $1590. Robert Reside, Lowood, sold a pen of Charbray heifers, 20 months, for $1830.
Kevin and Anne Utz, Coominya, sold Charbray heifers for $1490 and five to six-month-old Simmental steers for $1220. Trevor Schultz, Lowood, sold 16 to 18-month-old Limousins, with steers making $2000 and heifers $1680. Nev Stallan, Mt Tarampa, sold a pen of Charbray weaner heifers for $1350.
Paul and Nindiya Calcino, Mortonvale, sold lines of feeder steers, with Charbrays making $1710, Droughtmaster $1700 and Brahmans $1580. Wal Maguire, Lower Tenthill, sold a line of milk-tooth Senepol steers for $1970.
Kevin and Julie Weigel, Summerholm, sold Santa steers, 20 months, for $1930. Doug Gelhaar, Ingoldsby, sold Brahman steers for $1690. Greg Beard, Vernor, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers for $1470. Darren Schultz, Mulgowie, sold Droughtmaster cross weaners, six to eight months, with steers making $1450 and heifers $1150.
Sharron Lucas, Thornton, sold pens of weaner steers, with Droughtmasters making $1570 and $1450, and Charolais $1510. Coominya Plants sold Brangus weaners, with steers making $1550 and heifers $1200. Ken Klein, Cedarton, sold a line of Droughtmaster cows and calves for $2280.